barbershop /ˈbɑːbəʃɒp/



(chiefly N. Amer.) a shop where a barber works.
2. [ mass noun] [often as modifier] a popular style of close harmony singing, typically for four male voices.

a barbershop quartet.
[from the custom in the 16th and 17th centuries of passing time in a barber’s shop by harmonizing to a lute or guitar provided to entertain customers waiting their turn.]

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